It was just announced that Matthias’ upcoming movie “The Danish Girl” will be heading to the Toronto International Film Festival. It’s part of the Special Presentations programme and will have a North American Premiere.
Plot: Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) stars as Lili Elbe, the 1920s Danish artist who was one of the first recipients of sexual reassignment surgery, in this biopic directed by Academy Award winner Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech).
Principal cast: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Ben Whishaw, Amber Heard, Matthias Schoenaerts
The festival runs from September 10-20.
Good news everyone: Sundance Selects has acquired the U.S. rights to “Disorder” (Maryland) which premiered earlier this week during the Cannes Film Festival. Variety is reporting the following story:
Sundance Selects is acquiring U.S. rights to Alice Winocour’s “Disorder (Maryland)” following its world premiere in Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival.
The thriller with a screenplay by Winocour, stars Matthias Schoenaerts, Diane Kruger and Paul Hamy. It was produced by Dharamsala’s Isabelle Madelaine and Darius Films’ Emilie Tisne.
Schoenaerts plays a French Special Forces soldier hired to ensure the security of Kruger’s character — the wife of a rich Lebanese businessman — at their luxurious villa. Variety‘s Guy Lodge gave the film a strong review, noting “Winocour has the gift of instilling fear at a range of tempos.”
Winocour’s first feature film, “Augustine,” premiered at the 2012 Cannes Critics Week.
The deal was negotiated by Arianna Bocco for Sundance Selects/IFC Films with Indie Sales Company’s Nicolas Eschbach on behalf of the filmmakers.
The official schedule for the 2015 Cannes Film Festival has been announced earlier today. Matthias’ upcoming movie “Maryland“, previously “Close Protection“, will have it’s premiere screening on May 16th. The current reported running time is 1h41. No word yet if Matthias will attend the premiere. The festival runs from May 13-24 and be sure to head over to the official website for more information.
The 2015 Cannes Film Festival just announced (part of) their line-up for this year’s festival. It was announced that Alice Winocour’ “Maryland” is selected for the festival as part of their Un Certain Regard selection. It was previously reported that the movie was retitled “Close Protection” but looks like they changed it back. The running time for the movie is 1h40 according to the official website. Matthias stars in the movie alongside Diane Kruger. The festival runs from May 13-24.
Matthias and “Far from the Madding Crowd” director Thomas Vinterberg are expected to attend a screening and Q&A panel at the Film Society Lincoln Center in New York on April 28. Tickets are available right now so be sure to head over to Filmlinc.com for additional information.
Sneak Preview | Q&A with Thomas Vinterberg and actor Matthias Schoenaerts
Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd is the story of Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), a fiercely independent and spirited young woman who inherits her uncle’s farm. A rarity in Victorian times—financially autonomous, beautiful, and headstrong—she attracts three very different but determined suitors: Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), a sheep farmer, captivated by her willfulness; Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge), a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood (Michael Sheen), a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba’s choices and passions, while trying to maintain her own independence, explores the nature of relationships and love—as well as the human ability to overcome hardship through resilience and perseverance. A Fox Searchlight release.
The U.K. premiere for the movie will be held tomorrow in London. Matthias and co-star Carey Mulligan are expected to attend the premiere so be sure to come back later for our premiere coverage!
Focus Features has announced the U.S. release date for “A Little Chaos“. The movie will be released on June 26. Deadline is reporting the following story:
Focus Features’ alt distrib label Focus World has added two titles to its 2015 slate, A Little Chaos which will open June 26 in theaters and on VOD and Cop Car which will be released this summer in theaters and VOD day-and-date. Directed by and starring Alan Rickman, A Little Chaos follows Sabine (Kate Winslet), a strong-willed and talented landscape designer, who is chosen to build one of the main gardens at King Louis XIV’s new palace at Versailles. In her new position of power, she challenges gender and class barriers while also becoming professionally and romantically entangled with the court’s renowned landscape artist André Le Notre (Matthias Schoenaerts). The film closed out last year’s Toronto Film Festival.
The movie will be released on April 17 in the U.K.
Variety is reporting that Focus Features has set a limited release on November 27, 2015 for Matthias’ upcoming movie “The Danish Girl” in the U.S.
Focus Features has planned an awards-season launch for “The Danish Girl,” setting a Nov. 27 release for the film directed by Tom Hooper and starring Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander.
The film will open in exclusive engagements in New York and Los Angeles.
“The Danish Girl” is based on the novel of the same name by David Ebershoff. Redmayne stars as Lili Elbe, one of the first-known recipients of transgender surgery. The story is set in 1920s Copenhagen.
Producers are Gail Mutrux through her Pretty Pictures production company, Anne Harrison through her Harrison Productions, Working Title co-chairs Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, and Hooper. Amber Heard and Matthias Schoenaerts also star.
Variety is reporting that Fox Searchlight acquired “A Bigger Splash“. The movie is expected to be released this year.
Fox Searchlight has acquired U.S. rights to director Luca Guadagnino’s thriller “A Bigger Splash” starring Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Matthias Schoenaerts and Dakota Johnson.
StudioCanal, who financed the film, will distribute overseas in France, UK, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, and is handling international sales.
“A Bigger Splash” will hit theaters later this year.
Written by David Kajganich, story revolves around a high profile couple– a famous rock star and a filmmaker (Schoenaerts and Swinton), who get an unexpected visit of an old friend and his daughter (Fiennes and Johnson) – creating a whirlwind of jealousy, passion and ultimate danger for everyone involved.
Focus Features pulled “A Little Chaos” from the U.S. schedule and no new date has been announced yet. Variety is reporting the following story:
Focus Features has removed historical drama “A Little Chaos,” starring Kate Winslet, from its March 27 release date and has not set a new date.
Focus gave “Chaos” the March date when it announced the acquisition in late September, a few weeks after it closed the Toronto Film Festival.
Alan Rickman directed the film from a screenplay he wrote with Alison Deegan and Jeremy Brock. Winslet stars with Stanley Tucci in the story of a female landscape designer tasked with overseeing part of the Versailles gardens. Rickman also plays King Louis XIV.
he film was financed by Lionsgate U.K. and BBC Films in Scandinavia.
The movie is expected to be released on April 17, 2015 in the U.K.
Savage Films (via Screen Daily) has announced that they are moving forward with “The Faithful” with Michaël R. Roskam on board as director and Matthias set to star.
Savage Films presents new projects at Rotterdam; Oscar-nominated Flemish director Michaël R. Roskam’s Belgian-set feature The Faithful planning shoot.
The Faithful, set in Brussels against the backdrop of the gang war in the city in the early 1990s, is expected to star Matthias Schoenaerts, who worked with Roskam on his debut feature Bullhead.
Production had originally been expected to begin in 2016 but the film’s producer, Bart Van Langendonck of Savage Films, told Screen that the film could move into production much sooner.
“We’re looking to shoot later this year,” Van Langendonck said of the film, which Savage is making with Stone Angels in France.
Sales agents are clamouring around the project, which is likely to be packaged up and announced formally in Cannes.
Matthias was first linked to “The Faithful” back in 2012 when Variety broke the story but it seems that they are finally moving forward with the project.